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Among the essential functions of transit cases are protection from shock and vibration as well as from elements such as moisture, salt spray, dust and water immersion, since rugged environmental conditions in various military, business and civilian travels are likely. Transit cases are fabricated from plastics like fiberglass reinforced thermoset, fiberglass reinforced polyester (FRP), carbon fiber, rotationally molded polyethylene or linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) with hinges and hardware made out of either the same material or from a different material such as aluminum. Read More…

Transit Cases Transit cases are extremely durable carrying cases that are used to transport sensitive electronic, scientific or military equipment across rough terrains or through difficult conditions. Transit cases come in a wide variety of standard and custom configurations and are recognized by their hard, waterproof outer shell and their shock-absorbing interiors. These heavy duty cases may have a handle or shoulder strap for carrying.
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Santa Maria, CA  |  805-928-8840

One of the top carrying case suppliers, Princeton Case West provides quality carrying cases, custom cases, shipping cases, plastic cases, aluminum cases, tool cases, computer cases, instrument cases, transit cases and ATA cases. Princeton Case West offers custom foam inserts for varying applications. From design to delivery, Princeton Case West offers the complete package at affordable pricing.

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Baltimore, MD  |  410-547-7877

Packaging Strategies is a leading foam fabricator with over 30 years experience in the design and manufacturing of flexible foam packaging solutions and products. With state of the art in house engineering and computer controlled fabrication machinery PSI has become one of the leading suppliers in the industry. Services are inclusive of engineering and design, prototyping and sampling, CNC die cutting, CNC routing, CNC sawing tables, CNC laminating equipment as well as a host of conventional equipment. Foams products include flexible polyethylene’s, polyurethanes, cross linked. Specializing in case and container inserts and cushion and vibration analysis PSI is an excellent choice for your next project.

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Pickerington, OH  |  800-515-1055

For over 30 years, Midwest Case Company has been a leader in delivering high-quality, affordable custom-carrying cases in any size or configuration. Our expert team works with our customers to ensure our products fit their needs and that they receive the personalized service they deserve. We specialize in distributing all major brands of carry cases like Pelican, SKB, Storm and Nanuk and we manufacture ATA Cases under the brand name of Cabbage Cases. Give us a call, we will treat you like family.

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Midwest Case Company $$$

Chicago, IL  |  773-585-1164

Our cases come in various configurations such as soft sewn cases, hard cases, model cases, exhibit cases, and more. We are experts in contract sewing and there is no project too complex for our experts. With manufacturing experience dating back to 1994 we are confident we can provide you with a top of the line custom carrying case.

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Custom Case Company, Inc. $$$

North Highlands, CA  |  760-947-9579

With over 30 years of experience, we are the premiere manufacturer of custom cases here at Space Case Company. Our main focuses are on medical cases, product packaging, and industrial shipping cases. We continue to work hard and make improvements to ensure our customers are receiving high-quality products.

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Space Case Company $$$

West Deptford, NJ  |  800-505-8179

For over 75 years, Philly Case Company has been a leader in the carrying cases industry. We offer a wide variety of carrying cases with customization to fit our customer's needs. Our years of experience and expert team allow us to manufacture high-quality products while continuing to grow.

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Philly Case Company $$$
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Many transit cases are reinforced along seams and edges with aluminum extrusions; nearly all cases contain custom-cut foam inserts to protect contents from jarring and vibration. These types of cases are also available with complete waterproof seals. When modern explorers, journalists, photographers, industrial manufacturers, scientists and medical personnel travel in demanding environments, it is essential that their sensitive equipment is kept working properly.

Transit cases are manufactured to transport electronic modules, computer components, laptops, satellites, scientific equipment, photo equipment, sensitive military equipment and many other parts and equipment which require sensitive handling.

Transit cases were originally designed for military operations and transport because the military frequently transports highly sensitive technical equipment into dusty or wet locations. They are still widely used by militaries around the world. Another common category of transit cases is the rackmount transit case. This case is usually paneled with FRP and reinforced with extruded aluminum and aluminum or steel hardware.

Rackmount cases are unique in design in that they do not usually require foam inserts; instead, interiors are equipped with elastomeric shock mounts attached to an internal frame of aluminum channels. This interior aluminum frame holds equipment secure, while the frame's shock mounts protect the frame and equipment by absorbing the energy from vibrations caused by bumps, jarring motions and other similar movements.

As with typical foam-filled rotomolded transit cases, rackmount transit cases are impervious to water, moisture, dust and dirt and may protect equipment as sensitive as multi-million dollar satellites. The fabrication methods used to produce a transit case have an effect on the performance of the final product in terms of strength, shock absorption and fracture resistance. Some materials have a better strength-to-weight ratio while others shield from electromagnetic interference or can withstand higher levels of pressure.

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